With so many fun things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, couples love coming to the area for a relaxing break. Now is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle of life and spend some quality time with your significant other! Take a look at these 4 reasons to plan a romantic getaway to Gatlinburg TN this winter:

1. Winterfest 

The excitement of Winterfest lasts throughout December and into January and February, so couples can enjoy the festivities longer! Gatlinburg SkyPark’s Lights Over Gatlinburg and Anakeesta’s Enchanted Christmas are two of the most popular Winterfest activities, both of which are perfect for a romantic evening admiring the shimmering, twinkling holiday displays. Both of these attractions offer stunning views and endless entertainment that will be a highlight of your trip. 

2. Snow in the Smokies

newfound gap road during winter in the smokies A romantic getaway to Gatlinburg TN is peaceful and relaxing during the winter, especially when it snows! Whether you explore Cades Cove or take a scenic drive along Newfound Gap Road, you’ll love viewing the beautiful scenery covered in a blanket of white! You can also access most Smoky Mountain hiking trails during the wintertime, and they provide beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains and ice formations around the many waterfalls. For those looking for thrilling winter activities, we suggest heading to Ober Mountain, where you can experience skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and more! 

 3. Fun indoor attractions 

Stay warm by visiting one of the unique museums in Gatlinburg! Car lovers should check out Speedwerkz Exotic Car Experience, and those who appreciate famous cars in TV and movies will love the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is another of the popular Gatlinburg attractions we know you’ll love– it’s way more fun for adults than you may realize! If you enjoy solving puzzles and mysteries together, you can also complete an escape game at Gatlin’s Escape Games for a fun date night activity. Choose from several one-of-a-kind escape rooms where you can discover the Legend of Atlantis to break the Curse of the Kraken’s Eye!

4. Hot breakfast at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

two thick pancakes from crockett's breakfast campThe best way to start off a romantic getaway to Gatlinburg TN is a delicious breakfast, of course! Crockett’s serves all of your favorites, from Southern cathead biscuit breakfast sandwiches to stuffed omelets and massive skillet meals. We are also proud to have the best pancakes in Gatlinburg! Aretha Frankenstein’s pancakes are thick, griddle-style cakes that are a little crispy on the outside and buttery and cakey on the inside. Served with whipped butter and maple syrup, breakfast doesn’t get any better than that! Unless you order one of our giant cinnamon rolls, made fresh each day and smothered in rich cream cheese icing. It’s easy to see why we have the best breakfast in Gatlinburg, and our unique history, friendly staff, and cheerful atmosphere sets us apart. 

We hope you’ll stop by for breakfast during your romantic getaway to Gatlinburg TN! Browse our menu to start planning the ultimate meal at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. We look forward to seeing you very soon!